I really like the way the Urbit community is funding bounties (https://grants.urbit.org/bounties), (not an Urbit plug–but for those who don’t know some early MKR contract developers were heavily influenced by Urbit’s design). There is a handsome reward for finishing tasks and clear milestones to earn the reward; and work is getting done rapidly. There is also transparency into compensation as well as who is responsible for items which is currently lacking with Maker.
Some ideas for bounties/grants could be:
-Compensation analysis for Black Thursday (Thanks to community members for stepping up and somewhat resolving this, but we could have hired a firm to do on-chain analysis and done this more efficiently)
-Even creating this bounty page like Urbit has could be a bounty in it of itself
-What if we could award contributors with MKR from the Multisig to start with, with cooperation from the Maker Foundation? I’m not sure if this is a taboo ask, but the war chest is quite large and my understanding is people are currently hired to do work for the Maker foundation and are compensated through the Multi-sig (correct me if I’m wrong)
-As the Maker Foundation closes shop and dissolves this can seamlessly transition into a way that we compensate workers (through flop auctions if that MIP passes).